Take part in one of the best horse safari experiences in Africa. This exhilarating week enables guests to actively lend a hand in wildlife conservation whether in the game vehicle or on horseback. It is a chance to encounter magnificent animals at really close quarters alongside a highly experienced wildlife vet. It is especially sought-after by horse riders who are keen for adrenaline-pumping adventure! Read more below about this unique week– and book in early as this is our most popular event, for good reason!
GAME CENSUS SAFARI
ARGUABLY THE BEST HORSEBACK SAFARI IN AFRICA
If you are looking for something different that takes the safari experience to the next level, the annual Game Census week is a chance to really immerse yourself in wildlife conservation and management. From game counting and darting, to capturing and relocating wildlife on horseback, the activities all have a unique purpose: to keep the private reserve and its animal residents thriving.
Guests can take part on horseback or in the game viewer, but be prepared to get stuck in wherever you are! Traditionally game censuses are done by helicopter but we capitalise on what we know best and perform the whole operation on horseback. It continues to remain more accurate than a helicopter count and most importantly, causes less disturbance to the wildlife.
All this while working alongside a top wildlife vet whose skill at darting animals from a helicopter or from a horse is something to behold! The Game Census normally takes place in early June.